New Hyundai Eon Small Car
A few more news on the new Hyundai Eon small car is trickling in. The bookings for the Hyundai Eon small car had already started on Oct 3rd and Hyundai dealers are already having a field day accepting the bookings.
The dealers have already started speaking to the potential customers about the car and the car could be booked either by visiting the dealership of just sending a text message. Keeping the price in mind in which the Eon will be offered, we guess the bookings on the Hyundai Eon might just shoot up above the 25,000 mark within the launch of the car on October 13th.
Hyundai has strategically placed the Hyundai Eon below the Hyundai Santro to take on the competition in Maruti Suzuki Alto. The new Hyundai Eon small car is powered by a 814 cc SOHC three cylinder Epsilon motor. The very engine youll find doing duty in the Hyundai Santro minus a cylinder. The engine pumps out about 56 bhp and is paired with a five speed manual transmission.
With such an engine on board, expect the fuel economy to be top notch. Hyundai claims that fuel economy of the Hyundai Eon to be 21 kmpl. The mileage is the only thing after the tag price which rules any cars value in the Indian car market.
The new fluidic design philosophy which Hyundai has adapted on most of its being sold in India has been used on the Hyundai Eon generously. The new Hyundai Eon looks pretty much like the toned down version of the new i 10. And with looks to kill, Hyundai Eon is very much a winner already in its segment. The fluidic design has been extended towards the interiors of the Hyundai Eon as well. The dash board looks exciting and contemporary so does the instrument panel. The steering looks very similar to that of the i20s.
Looking for space in an entry level segment car in India is like looking for road without potholes in India. Interiors space in the Hyundai Eon is good enough to seat five. Though the front seats are spacious, the same cannot be said of the rear seats. Hyundai has made it even by giving a 215 litres boot for that extra luggage a small family would have to tug out. The space is certainly good for a car of its size.
The Hyundai Eon features abundance of storage space in the guise of bottle holders, magazine holders and glove box. The Hyundai Eon might get an AC, 2 DIN stereo, keyless entry, tilt steering, driver side airbag, USB/Aux port in and so on as additional features. (Expect all these on a Top end Hyundai Eon.)
The price of the Hyundai Eon should again be between 2.75- 3.5 lakhs. Pricing the car would be a challenge for the guys at Hyundai and if they pull it out perfectly, theres nobody from stopping them. With the Hyundai Eon, Hyundai is targeting the first time car buyer.
The Hyundai Eon will be available in D-Lite, D-lite(O), Era, Magna, Magna(O) and Sportz variants. We give you a list of equipments that would be standard in the Hyundai Eon according to its variants below.
Hyundai Eon D-LITE features specifications such as 814 cc 3 cylinder in line petrol engine with 5 speed manual transmission, 145/80 R12 tubeless tyres with silver finish steel wheels, Immobilizer, Full size spare wheel, Brakes: front disc-rear drum, Single horn, Length x Breadth x Height: 3,495 mm x 1,550 mm x 1,500 mm and Wheelbase: 2,380 mm. The safety features in the Eon D-Lite variants are Child safety rear door lock, Inside rear view mirror-standard, Front and rear ELR seat belts and Rear centre static seat belt. On the exterior this variant would feature Hub cap, Driver side OSRVM (manually adjustable), Clear head, tail and side repeater lamps, Integrated HMSL, Chrome rear emblems and Radiator grille (2 tone-black plus chrome).
The interiors would feature 2 tone beige and brown key colour, PVC gear knob and parking brake trim, 2 spoke PU steering wheel, Tailgate finishing-plastic type, Door trims-H board type, Quadrant cover for passenger ORVM, Assist grip-front (1), rear-2, B and C pillar trims, Sunvisor- LH and RH, Semi cloth upholstery, Room lamp-front-glow type, Windshield moulding and Speaker grille-front doors. As far as the comfort and Convenience is concerned, Fuel lid and tailgate opening-remote cable type, Front and rear fixed head rest, Heater with 4 speed blower, 2 speed front wiper and washer, Clear all round glasses, Power outlet in front console, Cup holder in front console, Floor console-STD with storage tray, Single folding bench rear seat, Rear door armrest (half), Rear seat belt knuckle holder, Gear shift indicator and Cluster assembly signals (speedometer, dual tripmeter, digital odometer, fuel, water pump, oil pressure, parking brake, battery charge, high beam, engine check lamp, immobilizer).
The Hyundai Eon D-LITE (O) would feature a Manual AC in addition to the other features mentioned above in the D-Lite variant. The Hyundai Eon Era variant would have body coloured bumper and Body colour plus chrome radiator grille, Metal finish centre fascia, Motor driven power steering, All round tinted glasses, Front tinted windshield with shade and EPS indicator.
The Hyundai Eon Magna variant would feature all of the above mentioned features in addition of the bigger 155/70 r 13 tubeless tyres, Full wheel cover, Steel wheel with black finish, Central locking (driver side), Passenger side OSRVM, Moulded door trims, Front door map pockets (driver and co driver), Speaker grill-RR boot, Internally adjustable OSRVMS, Front power windows, Micro roof antenna, Front door full size armrest and Tilt steering. The Hyundai Eon Magna (O) variant features Audio (CD/MP3/FM/AM), USB and aux-I, 2 speakers only (front doors) and Rear parcel tray.
The Top end variant of the Hyundai Eon, the Sportz variant would have Driver airbag, Keyless entry, Front fog lamp-clear lens, Body coloured door handles and OSRVM, 3 spoke aluminum finish steering wheel, Metal finish inside door handle and Airbag warning signal on console.